Brazil Gets the News
Lauds a Sao Paulo newspaper, Agazeta, and works hard to impress that the paper is "modern" and "free." Comparing it to "any big paper in Boston, Detroit, or Frisco," the narrator does not mention that President Vargas' censorship of the press was still in effect (not to be lifted until 1945). This film is exemplary of the C.I.A.A..' s desire to tout President Vargas (dictator via a coup d'etat in 1937) at a time in which the U.S. wanted Brazil's full support against the Axis power. Nice Griersonian sequences at the end.
Sao Paulo, Brazil, newspapers, world war II
Subject: Stop the Presses!
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: So so News